aromatization

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aromatization

[ə‚rō·məd·ə′zā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
Conversion of any nonaromatic hydrocarbon structure to aromatic hydrocarbon, particularly petroleum.
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Some men will aromatize (or convert) testosterone into estrogen, which necessitates the use of a drug like Arimidex[R] or nutrient-lifestyle changes to inhibit excess aromatase activity.
Aro-B is a crucial enzyme that aromatizes androgens into estrogens, and this local production of [E.